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Days Out / Travel

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10 Ideas For Halloween Half Term On A Budget

Yesterday marked the start of half term for us and something that I always like to do is to plan out a rough idea of some things we'd like to do with the boys during the time that they have off from school. If I don't plan out some ideas I find that we all get into a bit of a spin with trying to balance working from home with taking care of two very energetic little boys. Today I thought I would share some of the ideas I've had that are quite inexpensive or free to do, in case anyone is looking for a bit of half term inspiration. :)

10 Things To Do Before You Travel

10 Things To Do Before You Travel

The few days before you go away can often feel a bit stressful and overwhelming. There's so much to do and remember isn't there? Especially so when you're going away as a family. The more holidays and breaks away that we go on the better I feel I am getting at feeling organised, but even so, I often find my head is full of things and I'm running around until the very last minute, ticking things off just as we're heading out of the door. Today I am sharing 10 of the most important things to remember to do before you travel. So if you're off away anytime soon I hope this is helpful.

An Easy Way To Find Local Childcare


Childcare.co.uk is the UK's largest childcare website. Over 1.8 million people have used their website to find childcare or childcare work since they launched in 2009. They offer a large choice of babysitters, nannies and registered childminders, as well as private tutors.

It's a great way for childcare providers to connect with parents, my future sister-in-law is actually registered on the site as she works in childcare and is currently working for a family looking after their little boy - taking him to school and picking him up and then looking after him after school time. 

Finding a childcare provider in your area is really simple - from the homepage you can select the type of childcare service you are looking for, like babysitting for example and then you just enter your full postcode and click search.

4 Days In Dubrovnik - Old Town, Game Of Thrones Tour, Sunset Cruise, City Wall Walk & More!


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It's been just over a week since we've been back from Dubrovnik in Croatia and I think it's fair to say that I left a piece of my heart out there. We visited Dubrovnik for our 30th birthdays, just Adam and I, whilst Adam's Mum came to ours and kindly took care of our boys. It was actually Adam's parents that recommended it to us after they visited a couple of years before and as big Game Of Thrones fans and knowing that so many of the show's scenes were filmed there as well as Dubrovnik's Old Town actually being Kings Landing in the show, we were really excited to go and spend a few nights there. What I didn't expect for, was just how much we'd both fall in love with the charm of the city. 

Our Brand New White Modern / Scandinavian Style Kitchen and Dining Area


Getting a brand new kitchen had been a goal of mine for quite some time. I always dreamed of a white kitchen with a grey oak laminate floor and my Husband and I were always pinning our dream kitchens over on Pinterest, (luckily we both agreed on the type of kitchen we'd one day like to own). Earlier this year, after years of saving and dreaming, our dream became a reality - we finally got a start date on not only our kitchen makeover but also a two storey front side extension to go with it. Which has not only increased the size of our kitchen and dining space but has also given us a much bigger bedroom upstairs in the room that used to be our box-room, as well as a nice sized porch and a front door on the front of our house, rather than on the side like it was before. 

Getting to the stage we are now, where we are no longer having builders here every single day, living without a kitchen and with holes in the side of our house, plus spending all of our savings, hasn't been smooth sailing, but the end result has been so, so worth it all because we are absolutely thrilled with how it all looks -  it's exactly what we had envisioned and even more some. 

10 Best Things To See And Do In The Lake District

The Lake District is a favourite place of ours to visit, it's actually where Adam and I had our honeymoon back in 2012 and fell in love with it, we returned in 2013 after Ethan was born and then later returned in 2016 for a big family trip, this time with Logan also, and it was just as amazing as we had remembered. It's one of the most scenic, most beautiful places in the UK to visit and the views are absolutely outstanding. Today I am going to be sharing what I think are 10 of the best things to see and do whilst in the Lake District. 

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A Bit Of A Big Catch Up | Me and Mine June, July, August & September 2018

One of the many things that I've always enjoyed recording here on my blog is our family monthly updates in the form of these Me and Mine posts. I made it my mission a couple of years ago to join in with some other bloggers and capture a family photograph of us each month and write a little bit about how that month had been. And I'd been doing so well with it for such a long time, but this year has completely and utterly thrown me off, particularly during the months that our house renovations were going on.

During the renovations, it was so easy to lose track of time and in a way, we did. I also had a lot of health issues that I was trying to get to the bottom of and that was an incredibly anxious time for me. And before I knew it, I'd missed months worth of Me and Mine posts. But here I am, bringing them back and sharing a few of the family photos that I've captured over the last few months. Life over the last few months has been most definitely hectic and often stressful, but we're coming out of the other end now I think and we're starting to feel back on top of things. 


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